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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery! 

Teachers

– Mrs Ward-  Monday Tuesday Wednesday (Beginning of the Week) 

Email: Nbeginning@parkspringprimary.co.uk

– Mrs Martin – Wednesday Thursday Friday (End of the Week) 

Email: Nend@parkspringprimary.co.uk

 

Nursery Officer

Mrs Jones

Teaching assistants

-Mrs Herron and Miss Barran

 

Important information 

Library:

We have a class library where children can take a book home on any day and return it when they have finished with it. Please enjoy sharing these books together.

 

Home learning:

Each Wednesday, there will be a home learning activity sent out for the week. We would love you to complete it and send us photo’s on Tapestry. If you would like a book to complete this in (to keep at home), please let a member of the team know. Thank you.

Your child has a ‘Sound of the Week’ folder at home, each week we will send the relevant sheet home for you to look at together.

 

Reading books

Every Nursery 2 child will have a reading book by the Summer term, Nursery 1 children can have one if they choose.

Beginning – New books go out on Wednesday. We ask them to be returned on Monday please.

End – New books go out on Friday. We ask them to be returned on Wednesday please.

 

Useful links 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Summer Term 2 2022

 

Week 4

 

Week 3

In maths we have been recapping positional language, placing objects as well as themselves in to different places such as behind, next to, in front of and in between.

The children have been enjoying the sunshine and the new building area that Miss Whitehead has created outside. All the children in Nursery and Reception have all had the talk about how important it is to look after the equipment we have at school, as lots of the new resources we had put out had been thrown over the fence or broken. Since the chat the children have been much better.

 

Some of the children have been busy practicing writing numbers, Marika has done a great job.

 

 

 

Week 2

This week we have continued looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ story. We have ordered the food and learnt about the days of the week. The children practiced their pattern making skills by using cucumber and tomatoes to make a caterpillar kebab. The caterpillars have got much bigger and are beginning to make themselves ready for the cocoon building process.

 

Week 1

Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great break. We all had a super time at the Queens Jubilee party celebrations. We have also started reading a new story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We have learnt to join in with the text by repeating “but he was still hungry”. Other exciting news is that we have some real caterpillars in Nursery. The children are very excited to see what is going to happen to them. Watch this space.

 

Summer Term 1 2022

Week 5

What another super week of learning in Nursery. This week we have been looking at repeating patterns in maths. The children made their own patterns using red, white, and blue cubes to get us ready for the Queens Jubilee celebrations. In phonics ‘ The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ made a special appearance to help us blend sounds to hear words. After the half term holiday ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ will the book we are focussing on. On Thursday we had a wonderful time celebrating the Queens Jubilee. We made crowns and bunting and we also made jam sandwiches for a picnic and decorated biscuits using red, white and blue icing. The beginning of the week children are looking forward to their celebrations on the 6th June (first Monday back).

Have a great break everyone.

Week 5

This week in Nursery the children have been enjoying the lovely weather by spending lots of learning time outside. Some children practiced their counting skills using natural objects they had found around the playground. Miss Whitehead has made a super Vets play area in the gazebo, which the children are having a great time in. We have been reading the story of Shark in the Park and the joining in with the character Timothy Pope when he shouts “There’s a shark in the park”. We also read the follow up story There’s a shark in the Dark. Some of our children had a special treat for achieving their own individual target rewards. Lets hope the sunshine lasts so we can enjoy more outside learning.

 

 

 Week 4

We have all had another very busy week in nursery, working on our number and phonics skills. We have been counting and representing numbers by drawing lines and circles during the big write sessions, and have been listening to the different sounds that a range of objects start with. We even tried blending together simple words. We were also very excited to have a visit from the Guide Dogs. The children sat beautifully and listened to what a very important job the guide dogs do for their owners.

 

Coming up next week we will be getting ready to celebrate the Queens Jubilee by making bunting and other decorations. If anybody has any old material that is red, white or blue we love it if you could donate it for our crafts. We will also be selling raffle tickets for the Jubilee Hampers at £1 per strip.

Week 3

This week in nursery the children got very excited when we talked about the scarecrow festival that one of our friends had been to. Mrs Ward and the children decided to make our own scarecrows to sit outside of nursery. Everyone worked well as a team to put the hay into the clothes. They turned out really well.  We have also been practicing our writing skills by writing our names and making swirls and circles during big write.  We are looking forward to celebrating the Queens jubilee on Thursday 26th May for the end of the week children and Monday the 6th June for the beginning of the week children. More information to follow.

 

Week 2

Yet another amazing week in Nursery. We have looked at a new story called Wow said the Owl, which is about an owl that stays awake during the day time and experiences seeing colour for the first time. The children all enjoyed using the powder paints to mix and create their own colours. it was great fun. In maths we have spent time with mummy duck and her ducklings, singing 5 little ducks and finding out how many ducklings are left when 1 swims away. Talking about the number getting smaller, becoming less than. Some of the children have also been ordering numbers using the giant numicon. Outside we are beginning to match numerals by parking the bikes and scooters with the correct numbers. We continue to do Dough disco each Tuesday and Thursday morning and finally today one of the children managed to complete a challenge that Mrs Martin asks them to do each week, which is to try and make the dough into a cube. Good job for persevering everyone.

 

Week 1

Welcome back everybody, we hope you all had a lovely break.  The children have come back to school full of energy and ready to learn. We have enjoyed playing in the maths area, counting the cubes and using them to make repeating patterns. We were all very excited to see how much the sunflowers had grown over the holidays. some have got really tall. It has also  been great to be outside enjoying the lovely spring sunshine, We hope it continues.

 

Spring Term 2 2022

Week 5

Wow! What a super busy time we have had Nursery this week. All the children have been enjoying retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and laughed a lot when the teachers acted it out.  We have used the story sheets to add our own details to the pictures of what characters we wanted to be in the story. Super exciting that some of our Sunflower plants have begun to grow. The children also enjoyed Roll up and Read at the beginning of the week. Thank you to all of the parents that stayed. At the end of the week the children made some Easter nests to take home. A big thank you to Mrs Martin for providing the ingredients. We had a great time on Friday wearing our hats to help raise money for The Brain Tumour charity. Everyone looked great.

Enjoy the holidays!

 

                 

Week 4

What a busy week we have had this week.  All the children have been celebrating the beginning of Spring by planting individual sunflowers for them to take home. We have also planted some in the playground to see how big they grow.  The children have enjoyed using the new music area, singing and dancing on the new stage. In maths we have been looking at things that are big and small.  Grace found the chalks outside “this is big and this is small” she said correctly.  The Roll up and Read sessions have been a great success at the end of the week with lots of parent staying to share a book with their children. It would be lovely to see more parents at the beginning of the week staying too.  We are also introducing the sessions for Rhyme Time, where parents can stay to sing our favourite nursery rhymes.

Roll up and Read times – Beginning of the week Tuesday 9:00 – 9:15.  End of the week Thursday 9:00 – 9:15.

Rhyme Time sessions – Beginning of the week Monday 9:00 – 9:20.  End of the week Wednesday 12:45 – 1:00.

We look forward to seeing you.

Week 3

This week in Nursery we have been really busy. The children at the beginning of the week have all worked as a team to reach their class target (working together to tidy up) and have their reward. The reward was to play on the adventure playground on the top playground. They had  a super time. They also enjoyed making their dough into teddy bears when doing dough disco. The children at the end of the week had great fun, taking part in all of the Red Nose Day activities, decorating biscuits and making their own Red Noses. We all enjoyed eating them when we had our pretend picnic on the moon.

Week 2

This week in nursery we have continued to enjoy the Whatever Next story. We have played in the reading area pretending to be Baby Bear using the box as our rocket. The children also enjoy practicing their knife skills by spreading jam onto the bread to make jam sandwiches to take to the moon for a picnic. In nursery we have made some changes to the sand and the water area, adding  different resources. The children are really enjoying the new toys, filling and pouring and making sandcastles. This week we have reintroduced the Roll up and Read sessions, where parents are invited to stay for 10 minutes to enjoy a story with their child. These are taking place and a Monday morning, straight after drop off for the beginning of the week children and on a Thursday morning after drop off for the end of the week. It would be lovely to see parents joining in with this, enjoying reading with the children.

 

Week 1

Welcome back everyone, we hope you had a great holiday. This week we have been looking at shapes in and around the classroom. The children did a great job finding and naming the basic shapes. We have set up a shop in the role play area, which the children are really enjoying. Using the pretend money and the credit cards to pay for the items they have chosen. It has also been World Book Day. Some children entered the potato competition and in Nursery the winning entry was Peppa and Georgie pig. Well done to everyone who entered. The author we are looking at this half term is Jill Murphy. On world book day we read Whatever Next. The children used their cutting skills to cut out food that they would like to take to the moon for a picnic, like the bear in the story. We also used the story sack things in the reading area to act out the story.

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Spring Term 1 2022

Week 6

We have had lots of fun this week using all of the areas of the nursery. In maths we have been using language to describe amounts, such as more and fewer. The children used the playdough to make pizzas and we discussed whose pizza had more pepperoni on and whose pizza had the fewest. We are getting much better at recognising the groups of objects that have fewer things in. In phonics we are continuing to develop our skills in rhyming and using our voices in different ways. For example, making the noise you would make going down a slide “weeee” and making different animal sounds. We have enjoyed guessing what our friends were pretending to sound like. Next week we are looking forward to BUN sales, which will be taking place on Monday and Friday after school. All the money raised is to help us achieve the total amount needed for the defibrillator. Thank you again for all the support.

                  

Week 5

What a super week we have had this week. The children have been really busy learning about rhyming words in phonics and talking about long and short in maths. All of the children tried hard but  a lot of us found it quite tricky. We found long and short sticks when we playing outside and made long and short worms in the playdough. You can help your children while at home by talking about things that are long and short and reading stories by Julia Donaldson and other authors that use lots of rhyming words throughout the text. The children made a number track to see how far the cars went when we were talking about fast and slow. We have also still been enjoying completed the jigsaw puzzles, especially the Paw Patrol one.

 

Week 4

This week the children have been celebrating their achievements by collecting their Dojo certificates. The children are awarded Dojo’s for things like showing 5, being kind and remembering to tidy up when they have finished playing. Good Job everyone.

Week 3

This week the children have had lots of fun making assault courses outside and balancing to get to the end. They also enjoyed listening to different animal noises and trying to recognise which animal made that sound, pressing the matching picture on the screen. The children at the end of the week have been practicing pencil control by joining the dots to make the patterns. The children also tried hard to use the scissors to count out the numbers and then stick them onto the caterpillar in the correct order.

   

Week 2

The children have been busy practising their number learning by continuing objects to five and matching them to the correct numeral. The winter theme is ongoing and the children have enjoyed making snowmen pictures with Mrs Barran for the new display. We have been listening to some stories by our new author. Lainey Said “My favourite is ‘Where’ my Teddy’ because Eddie loses his teddy and the bear loses his teddy and the bear drops Freddie the teddy”. The children have been working on writing their names. We also had fun breaking the big ice cube to save the baby animals.

Week 1

Welcome back to school everybody, we hope you had a super Christmas and New Year. This week in Nursery we have been looking and Ice and talking about its different properties. Discussing why the water has turned to ice and answering the question ‘How does it turn back into water?’. We have also been looking at our new story ‘That’s not my Penguin.’ We now have a new author for this half term. The author is Jez Alborough, who’s books include Tall, Hug, Duck in the Truck and other fantastic titles that are worth a read.  The children have worked on matching a given number of objects to the correct numeral up to 5.

 

Autumn Term 2 2021

Week 6

This week in Nursery Christmas has certainly begun. The children have enjoyed drawing letters for Santa and singing our Christmas songs ready for our performance next week. Both the staff and the children have had their Christmas lunches along with Christmas music and crackers for us all to pull. We have been reading the story Dear Santa and learning lots of actions to go with it. We are looking forward to the parties next week, the beginning party is 13th December after lunch and the End party is on 17th December after lunch. Please don’t forget to bring your party snacks. We are also looking forward to the Aladdin pantomime which is on Wednesday.

 

Week 5

This week in nursery we have had a great time playing in the snow. We worked together and made a super snowman.  The children have also been practicing using scissors to make amazing things for Christmas. We have also started to practice singing our Christmas songs so that we all sound amazing at our performance.  The Beginning of the week performance is 14th December at 2:45.  The End of the week performance is 16th December at 2:45. We hope you will be able to come and see how hard we have been practicing.

       

Just a reminder that the Beginning of the week children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers on Wednesday with a £1 donation for  the Save the Children charity. The End of the week will be wearing them on Friday.

Week 4

Just a quick note to say that we raised £610.20 for Children in Need. Well Done everybody.

 

This week we have had fun looking at different lengths and talking about longer and shorter. We used Sticks and coloured paper strips to measure next to each other to see which was the longest and the shortest. The children also enjoyed making Stick Men to go on the wall for the amazing display that Mrs Barran has been creating to go along with the story of Stick Man. We also had a great time making marks in the shaving foam, making lines, zig-zags and circles.

       

Week 3

What a super week we have had!  The children had a fantastic time seeing the Owls that had come to visit us at school.  We all sat beautifully and listened to Chris telling us all about the four different owls had he brought. Cooper told his mummy when he went home “that was the most special time of my special school life”. This finishes the Owl book we have been reading, next week we are moving onto Stickman, by Julia Donaldson.

             

Week 2

This week in nursery we have had a great time continuing to read the Owl Babies story. We have also enjoyed sharing some information books, answering some true and false questions about the animals in the book. The children also used the smartboard to practice their counting and number recognition skills. We also helped our fingers to grow stronger by doing dough disco, making the dough into all different shapes by squeezing, patting and rolling it. On Thursday the children showed their respects by making poppies and taking part in the two minutes silence. Some found it tricky but we tried.

                

Week 1

This week the children have enjoyed talking about all of the fun things they did for Halloween over the holidays.  We have now moved on to Bonfire night.  The children have helped to make some glittery playdough and have enjoyed making big movements to represent fireworks.  The children also used their fine motor skills to draw lines and circles to make firework patterns during our big write session.

                        

Our story for the next few weeks is going to be Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.  We have had a great time using the creative area to make our own owls to go on the display.  We have been taking it in turns to act out the story using the story masks and repeating the phrases from the story, and playing with the owls in the small world area.

                                                                                 

 

Welcome to all our new children who have joined us in September!

SPRING TERM 2020

Well what a strange start to the year…another Lockdown! We are happy to have Nursery open and we hope that all our families that have decided to stay at home are ok.

We want you to know that we are here for you if you need us…

Please keep in touch with us via Tapestry, and stay safe.

 

Shape hunting

We have been thinking really carefully about the shapes square, triangle and circle. Here we are finding them around us. The children at home showed us some fabulous examples too..

 

Ice cream sales!

The children have absolutely loved selling ice creams during the cold weather over the last few weeks!

 

Dedicated chicken helpers

The Nursery children have been absolute superstars with our chickens. They love collecting the eggs, filling the feeders, cleaning out the water containers and just spending time with their well-loved pets.

 

 

 

Snow much fun!

We certainly embraced the snowy weather at Nursery!

 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2020

The returning Nursery children have settled well after having a long time away from school. They have settled back into routines and have loved seeing old friends and playing together. We have welcomed lots of new children into Nursery and the transition so far has been very positive. Thank you families for your support as we get used to the new way of Nursery life during these strange times.

Dinosaurs

In the first few weeks of Nursery the children have shown us their fascination of dinosaurs by creating a large dinosaur in the painting area, dinosaur hunting and chasing outside, using the large small world dinosaurs in the indoor and outdoor areas and creating dinosaur footprints with stampers that we made from apple that had fallen from the trees in our garden.

Children in Need day 

The Children enjoyed wearing Children in Need clothing to school and completing lots of fun activities, including dot to dots, colouring pages and practising their cutting skills by cutting circles to decorate Pudsey with.  The children enjoyed watching the ‘Duck Races’ and cheered for our winners.

Chickens 

Egg-citing news! Our pet chickens arrived from the ‘Fresh Start for Hens’ charity this weekend.
They have been rescued as they are 18 months old and the farm that they were laying eggs for has finished with them…so we have given them a chance of a longer and happy life.
We will be taking it in turns in Nursery to care for the chickens: feeding them, changing their water and picking up their poo!
We have 7 chickens and are busy thinking of names for them all.

Learning to mix paint

Over the last few weeks the children have enjoyed exploring the paint area, learning how to mix paints to create different colours. They have followed the instructions well and used the tricky pumps to squirt out little amounts of different colours that they wish to mix.

Owl Babies 

After half term we began reading the story ‘Owl Babies’. The children have enjoyed listening to the story, learning facts about owls, talking about how Sarah, Percy and Bill feel, making owl masks and retelling the story in our role play area using the puppets and props. We are looking forward to real owls visiting us in school soon …

Owl Visit by SMJ Falconry

Rhiannon brought 4 owls to visit us: Molly the Tawny Owl, JD the Barn Owl, Bubbles and Midge. We loved finding out about what they eat and how they live. We all got a turn to hold an owl and we even got to see one fly!

 

We then created our own Owl Art by using the well known ‘Dab-a-tissue’ technique! We hope that you have enjoyed seeing them in our window.

Mark-Making Skills

We have been practising our mark-making skills by drawing on large paper together…look at our ‘duck fingers’!

Christmas Party

We had a super time dancing, eating and playing games at our party! And we loved having a visit from a very special visitor…

It was so much fun and the children behaved amazingly – well done everyone.

You have been SUPERSTARS this term and we are so proud of you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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